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Definitions of hautboy
a slender double-reed instrument; a woodwind with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
A wind instrument, sounded through a reed, and similar in shape to the clarinet, but with a thinner tone. Now more commonly called oboe. See Illust. of Oboe. Webster Dictionary DB
A sort of strawberry (Fragaria elatior). Webster Dictionary DB
A wind-instrument of the reed class and similar in shape to a clarinet. Also, oboe. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
A high-toned wooden wind-instrument, of a tapering tube, and having holes and keys, also called OBOE: a large kind of strawberry. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
Wooden wind-instrument with vibrating reed. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
A wooden wind-instrument. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
A wind instrument like a flute, also called oboe; a large sort of strawberry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
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